Originally Posted by el_richo
My wife taught for a number of years. It was the best experience she could have been given for her move into managing a business and a large number of staff.
I think anybody in a management role should teach for at least 6 months
It is a shame though that the government allows the saturation of any employment field. People spend many years and $'s chasing something that may not exist. Pretty much like some people emigrating to canada experience really.
Yes, I agree with you, they really should cap the amount of graduates they let into teachers college etc but that would mean giving up money, and they will never do that. If it weren't for the fact that my family, and friends live in canada, then we wouldn't be planning the move back.
Whatever your reason for a country move, you should def make sure that it is what you want. It's very difficult to do anything if you change your mind. Hence why I've been in the UK for 4 years.
One thing is already clear about our situation though, and it's that, my husband has wanted to get out of teaching over here for some time now. The pressures, and ridiculous bureaucracy over here make teaching torture. Nevermind that, but hes refusing (and rightly so) to accept he will have to work until 68 pushing a pencil and pay 50% more into a pension he will get less of.